The number of cases of violence against children has increased and shows more sadistic modus operandi, reports the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA).
“This year, the number has increased by 38 percent as compared to last year,” the commission chief Arist Merdeka Sirait said in Jakarta on Monday, as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
Arist said the figure as of September had escalated to 2,044. In 2008, the number was at 1,826 cases, while in the previous year it was 1,510 cases.
He predicted that the number would grow by 50 percent.